A brief guide to positive parenting: dos and don'ts

A Brief Guide to Positive Parenting

WHY POSITIVE PARENTING? In the end, each parent has to choose their own parenting style for their own reasons, based on what they think is best for their child. The reasons I appreciate positive parenting might not be the same reasons you or someone else do. That being said, here are two of the main…

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Establishing Family Rules

I don’t want “Because you said so” to be a regular chorus in our household. It’s OK when the kids are two or three, don’t understand why it’s wrong to play with the electrical socket or touch the hot stove, but need to avoid it “because we say so”. In the said situation, we are…

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Punishment Vs. Discipline

Our two sons have stepped out of babyhood. They are now – delightful little boys, able to talk, express themselves, play together, and participate much more in family life. I LOVE being able to send my three year old to the kitchen to get bananas or some other snack for the two of them. Mommy…

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The Win-Win Discipline Model for Parents

Teaching and parenting share multiple joys and challenges in helping children grow and develop. One of the most notable challenges is discipline and development. What are the best ways to help reinforce positive behavior, and mitigate undesirable behavior? How do we do this without setting either ourselves, or the child up to fail? What do…

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Parenting Strategies: Giving Your Child a Choice

Developing effective parenting strategies is one of the most challenging parts of parenting. Setting expectations and adhering to them effectively, without going overboard, losing our patience or calling it quits is tough. Consistency isn’t enough; we also need to find the right parenting techniques or strategies – methods that our children understand and respond to. One…